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jommo

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hi, i just moved and i can't get my sat TV working again. receiver is a SKY1A and universal LNB. before i moved, everything was working perfectly.
the heading is to HOTBIRD 13°east ( 0° from south), elevation 33°. i get signal intensity around 50-60% but quality = 0, so nothing on TV; nothing happens when i try to change heading and elevation, intensity stays the same; when i take off LNB, i have 5% signal: means LNB is working or not???? the receiver seems to be working great and cable are the same i had.
any clue or help please before i turn depressed; THKS
 
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jommo said:
hi, i just moved and i can't get my sat TV working again. receiver is a SKY1A and universal LNB. before i moved, everything was working perfectly.
the heading is to HOTBIRD 13°east ( 0° from south), elevation 33°. i get signal intensity around 50-60% but quality = 0, so nothing on TV; nothing happens when i try to change heading and elevation, intensity stays the same; when i take off LNB, i have 5% signal: means LNB is working or not???? the receiver seems to be working great and cable are the same i had.
any clue or help please before i turn depressed; THKS
I think your dish needs to be realigned up. Have you got a sat meter ???. Hotbird I find is the easiest after astra2 to find.
 
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thks for answering. i have sat finder but i get a continuous beep at 6 db (it says scale should be at 5), so it doesn't help. actually heading is 13° from south; my problem is that i get nothing while realigning, and signal intensity stays the same (50-60%), while quality still = 0% ????
 
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try adjusting the elevation a little.(might help!!)

TWAG
 
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What type of sat meter is it? If you have the tone or swinging needle type, you ned to adjust the attenuator so that the needle only moves to half scale, and keep doing so until you can identify peaks.
 
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i have the sat finder with both needle and sound. moving attenuator to half scale (5), i get a continuous beep. moving dish left/right or elevation angle doesn't change anything... i'am turning depressed...that's why i was thinking may be it's the LNB which is not working properly???
 
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#7
lnb's are quite resilient do not change unless your absolute certain, elevation is usually the major prob
 
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#8
Let me throw in my bit of wisdom: If you haven't changed anything on the receiver choose a station and mark the position of the dish on the pole, and also the position of the elevation with a black marker. Then move the dish in smnall steps up, waiting a few seconds between each step to see if picture comes on. If you can't do it alone get someone with a phone to help you. Then move the dish down. Afterwards move the dish 1 mm on the pole to the left and do the same up and down, and continue until you find the sat. If you went to the left and nothing found do the same to the right. You should be able to find the sat. If you can see other dishes on the roofs , use them as a guide for the elevation, but remember that if you are in the UK most dishes will point to 28 east.
 
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